Short Stories from the upper Mississippi

Seth Eastman: Indians Traveling

My Fancy and Fuss

Magazine of History and Fiction Issue 4 December 2019

The fog swallowed the Mississippi thick as a forge’s smoke, and silent as the slither of the serpent that led me to my fancy and fuss—Spirit Moon, Chief Rattling Wind’s daughter. One moment the river yawned before us, a trail of blue-gold sunlight calling me to the fur post I was to open one-hundred miles upriver…

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